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gay marriage

From Pink News
Marriage has survived and flourished down the ages by reinventing itself, but its strength in every generation comes from fulfilling and expressing the way we are created. Allowing gay people to marry enriches and expands the public understanding of marriage. It emphasise its core meaning as a partnership of equals. Over the past [...]


Standing up for inclusion

by Richard on September 15, 2013

Antonia Honeywell has a cautionary tale for Justin Welby.
We should all listen.


Methodist response to gay marriage proposals

by Richard on December 11, 2012

Statement from the General Secretary of the Methodist Church, the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, in response to the Government’s proposals on same-sex marriage:
“The Government has announced that it will proceed with a Bill to make provision for the marriage of same-sex couples, including marriage in Churches which “opt in”. This decision raises both issues [...]


CofE to be excluded from gay marriage opt-in

by Richard on December 11, 2012

BBC News:
The Church of England and Church in Wales will be banned in law from offering same-sex marriages, the government has announced.
Other religious organisations will be able to “opt in” to holding ceremonies, Culture Secretary Maria Miller said.
But she added that the Church of England and Church in Wales had “explicitly” stated strong opposition and [...]


Taking the lead on marriage (reblogged)

by Richard on November 24, 2012

Benny’s blog offers some useful thoughts on the mutability of ‘marriage’:
A common assertion among the latter is that you simply can’t change marriage. Marriage is what marriage is, and no-one has the power to alter it – not government, nor church nor equality activists. According to the Archbishop of York, it [...]

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Gay marriage vote before Christmas?

by Richard on November 22, 2012

From The Guardian
A government go-ahead for plans for gay marriage is likely before Christmas, but Downing Street was reluctant to confirm reports that the vote in the Commons would be fast tracked and pushed through within a month.
It is likely the vote will be regarded as a conscience issue so ensuring there is a free [...]


The other Nazi victims

by Richard on October 9, 2012

Martin Robbins exposes just why George Carey’s claims of persecution are so so shameful: Gay marriage ‘Nazis’ and the disgrace of Lord Carey. (I should warn you before you click that link. The article contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence and murder) However, it isn’t the descriptions of Nazi violence which clinch this argument. It [...]

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Gay marriage: the first steps to Nazism?

by Richard on October 9, 2012

You couldn’t make this up. Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was addressing a fringe meeting of the Conservative Party conference yesterday. He likened those who label opponents of gay marriage as bigots to Nazis, saying “Let us remember the Jews in Nazi Germany. What started against them was when they started to be called [...]


Time to tell the truth about gay marriage

by Richard on October 3, 2012

Thinking Anglicans: Jeffrey John on same-sex marriage
When I was a teenager, I once plucked up courage to ask a vicar what he thought about the issue of gay relationships. After a long pause and a deep breath, he finally replied: “Well, Jeffrey my boy, I suppose we must try to keep an open mind about [...]


Bishop Alan Out4Marriage

by Richard on August 24, 2012



by Richard on May 9, 2012

5 Conversation Starters Every Pastor Dreads via Dave Faulkner.
Unmammoth mammoths sound like fun.
On the other hand, the rising quantity of plastic in the ocean sounds disgusting.
Headteachers warned about letter opposing gay marriage via Archbishop Cranmer. Cue more cries of “Persecution!” sigh*


The right answer to the wrong question?

by Richard on March 28, 2012

Equal Marriage: the right answer to the wrong question? #BigRead12 (@nedlunn)
— The BigBible Project (@bigbible) March 28, 2012

(Posted as an experiment with a new Twitter feature, but it points to a useful contribution to the ‘gay marriage’ debate, albeit one I ultimately disagree with)


Matthew Vines is a young gay man who makes a passionate and well-delivered contribution to the “debate” about gay marriage. He writes
I wanted to let you know about a speech that I gave at a church in Kansas last week about the Bible and homosexuality.

I grew up in a church that holds staunchly to the [...]